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The Angel and the Assassin

Author : Donna Jackson Nakazawa
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A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia—an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday lives. “The rarest of books: a combination of page-turning discovery and remarkably readable science journalism.”—Mark Hyman, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY WIRED Until recently, microglia were thought to be helpful but rather boring: housekeeper cells in the brain. But a recent groundbreaking discovery has revealed that they connect our physical and mental health in surprising ways. When triggered—and anything that stirs up the immune system in the body can activate microglia, including chronic stressors, trauma, and viral infections—they can contribute to memory problems, anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s. Under the right circumstances, however, microglia can be coaxed back into being angelic healers, able to make brain repairs in ways that help alleviate symptoms and hold the promise to one day prevent disease. With the compassion born of her own experience, award-winning journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa illuminates this newly understood science, following practitioners and patients on the front lines of treatments that help to “reboot” microglia. In at least one case, she witnesses a stunning recovery—and in others, significant relief from pressing symptoms, offering new hope to the tens of millions who suffer from mental, cognitive, and physical health issues. Hailed as a “riveting,” “stunning,” and “visionary,” The Angel and the Assassin offers us a radically reconceived picture of human health and promises to change everything we thought we knew about how to heal ourselves.

Angel Bait

Author : Tricia Skinner
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Saved by the angel sent to kill them, four half-angel boys are trained and employed as Heaven's assassins. Jarrid and his nephilim brothers are raised as members of The Eternal Order, and must enforce Heaven's laws by hunting down those who defy the Directorate. His only shot at freedom is Ascension, but his employers won't permit the ancient ritual. Then Jarrid learns a Renegade angel is in Detroit. Such a high-level take-down is the answer to his prayers - all the leverage he needs to Ascend. For freedom, Jarrid is willing to do anything to lure his elusive enemy out of hiding. Even use an innocent woman as bait. News reporter Ionie Gifford has no clue an angel outlaw wants her dead. She agrees to help Jarrid, the enigmatic nephilim with penetrating silver eyes and a worship-worthy body, but only because he accepts her terms. He's her all-access pass into the city's supernatural underworld where she hopes to locate her mother's killer. Blindsided by Ionie's beauty and tenacity, Jarrid soon finds the eternity-old glacier around his heart thawing. With duty and desire at war within him, he's forced to make a choice - either save Ionie from the trap he snared and stay chained to Heaven, or allow her to become collateral damage. "Sensuality Level: Sensual"

Assassin s Soul

Author : Noella Royce
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Angels and Assassins

Author : K. Alex Walker
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Tayler Diaz, a pediatric oncologist working in the small town of Yearwood, NC, stumbles upon Gage Wolfe's virtually lifeless body when leaving for the day after a long shift at Yearwood Medical. While phoning for help to get him into the hospital for treatment, Gage makes one last declaration that sends a chill straight to her bones: "Just let me die, love." Determined to save his life, Tayler helps Gage get through what he'd intended to be his last night alive. To return the favor, Gage offers to head a home remodel project for a house bequeathed to her by one of her patient's late great-grandfather. However, when he encounters something in the woods, something that acts very much like a predator with its sights set on Tayler, he realizes that what he now owes her is worth much more than a renovation.

The Assassin s Wife

Author : Nikita Slater
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A dark captive romance from #1 International Bestselling Author Nikita Slater. Assassins did not keep angels. Yet, the first time David laid eyes on his dancer he knew he would take her away from the light and keep her. Take her away from the men who touched her as she twirled and smiled, bowed and leapt upon a stage. Remove her from the audience that coveted the angel as much as him. He would chain her to his side and keep her with him in the shadows. Obsession wasn’t supposed feel this way. It wasn’t supposed to change his plans. Because eventually his wife would have to go. Except the more time he spent with her, the more he clipped his angel’s wings, the more selfish he became, the more time he wanted. Until she saw the assassin in the dark and ran away from him. Natasha should not have fought back. He could have spared her the horror of knowing the truth about her husband. She could have gone to sleep and never woken up. His dancing angel, frozen forever, perfect and beautiful. Now she would know the monster. Guaranteed HEA, no cheating, no cliffhanger. This is a sizzling dark mafia romance with violence and sexual themes that may offend some readers. Read at your own risk!

Angel s Assassin

Author : Laurel O'Donnell
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Damien is an assassin, a man with no home and a tortured past. Sold into slavery as a young boy, he is trained to kill with cold calculation, without remorse. As a reward for his ruthless success, he is given a chance to earn his freedom from his cruel master. One last mission. One final person to slay...Lady Aurora of Acquitaine is the epitome of purity and goodness, beloved by all her people. She lives her life trying to atone for her mother's cruelty by being a fair and just ruler. Secretly she fears that one day her mother's murderer will return for her.When Damien enters Aurora's life, tempting her with promises of dark passion and forbidden lust, he threatens to tear her peaceful world apart with shadowy secrets of his own.Can Aurora's light heal Damien's dark spirit or will his evil consume her? The eternal battle of good versus evil, love versus hate, dark versus light, all come to a shattering climax in this historical romance set in medieval England.

The Angel

Author : Mark Dawson
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White light. Heat. A drawn-out moment of complete silence. And then the screaming starts. An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning. Pope, head of top-secret Group Fifteen, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organised the attack will kill again for their freedom. This is an operation that requires a very special kind of agent. Pope needs someone who exists outside of normality. Someone who floats above it, treading softly through a fractured life. He needs the Angel.

Angel Assassins Book I Lineage Lies

Author : J.J. Greaves
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The prophesied child has been found. Many factions will fight to gain control of him. Will the Drakim rise again? Jake Avalon lives a privileged life on his Grandfather's estate. He has everything a 16 year old boy would want, money, freedom and great friends. His life, however, begins to unravel when he encounters a man hiding in a corn field on the estate. The man turns out to be the brother he didn't know he had, Xavier, his protector. Jake is a phenomenon, he is half human and half angel. He is the prophesied child, who would re-establish an ancient order of angel assassins. He bears the mark of The Drakim, destined to become a very powerful man and all hell, heaven and everything in between wants a piece of that power. Some will come to take that power for evil, others as leverage to secure their own precarious position of power. There are those, like his brother and a certain suspected renegade archangel called Gabriel, who will do everything in their power to ensure that Jake has a choice.

Angel the Assassin

Author : Jane Lee
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Lisa begins her trans journey at 12. Her father wants his son, Larry, back; as a former military sniper, he takes Larry/Lisa to be trained by snipers. Her mother supports Lisa, from a vulnerable trans child to a strong, successful, and dangerous woman. When drug runners kill her father, Lisa vows revenge. After her first hit, she is recruited by the CIA to assassinate drug lords traveling around the world. Lisa goes back and forth between her preferred female identity, and her male identity, to escape those hunting her. Meanwhile, falling in love with two different women and raising two families. In her CIA world, someone is setting her up for death. Who is it, and why?

The angel of the iceberg and other stories and parables

Author : John Todd
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California Joe Or The Angel of the Wilderness

Author : Harry Hazelton
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The Angel of Highgate

Author : Vaughn Entwistle
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Lord Geoffrey Thraxton is notorious in Victorian society—a Byronesque rake with a reputation as the “wickedest man in London.” But on a fog-shrouded morning in Highgate Cemetery, Thraxton encounters a spectral wraith that stirs his morbid fascination with death and the supernatural. After surviving a pistol duel, Thraxton boasts his contempt for death and insults the attending physician. It is a mistake he will regret, for Silas Garrette is a deranged sociopath and chloroform-addict whose mind was broken on the battlefields of Crimea. When Thraxton falls in love with a mysterious woman who haunts Highgate Cemetery by night, he unwittingly provides the murderous doctor with the perfect means to punish a man with no fear of death.

Angel of Death Assassin Games book 3

Author : Michael D McAuley
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From Author Michael D McAuley comes the third and final part in his Assassin Games series. Angel of Death is a horrifying action packed sex fuelled final of epic proportions. The dark twists reach a shocking climax as the ex priest turned assassin must face the final shocking truth as he risks everything he loves in the city of New Haven. New friendships are forged as hidden enemies close in. War between good and evil has arrived as the assassin games begin for the ultimate prize goes to the victor.

They are Like the Angels in the Heavens

Author : John Gavin
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The Ansayrii and the Assassins with travels in the Further east in 1850 51

Author : Frederick Walpole (hon.)
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Guide s Greatest Angel Stories

Author : Helen Lee Robinson
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Heavenly angels walk the earth today. Sometimes they assume human form--usually in answer to desperate prayer. These true stories from Guide Magazine--not an urban legend among them--will renew your faith. The angel of the Lord still encamps around those who fear Him.

Angel of Vengeance

Author : Ana Siljak
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In the Russian winter of 1878 a shy, aristocratic young woman named Vera Zasulich walked into the office of the governor of St. Petersburg, pulled a revolver from underneath her shawl, and shot General Fedor Trepov point blank. "Revenge!," she cried, for the governor's brutal treatment of a political prisoner. Her trial for murder later that year became Russia's "trial of the century," closely followed by people all across Europe and America. On the day of the trial, huge crowds packed the courtroom. The cream of Russian society, attired in the finery of the day, arrived to witness the theatrical testimony and deliberations in the case of the young angel of vengeance. After the trial, Vera became a celebrated martyr for all social classes in Russia and became the public face of a burgeoning revolutionary fervor. Dostoyevsky (who attended the trial), Turgenev, Engels, and even Oscar Wilde all wrote about her extraordinary case. Her astonishing acquittal was celebrated across Europe, crowds filled the streets and the decision marked the changing face of Russia. After fleeing to Switzerland, Vera Zasulich became Russia's most famous "terroristka," inspiring a whole generation of Russian and European revolutionaries to embrace violence and martyrdom. Her influence led to a series of acts that collectively became part of "the age of assassinations." In the now-forgotten story of Russia's most notorious terrorist, Ana Siljak captures Vera's extraordinary life story--from privileged child of nobility to revolutionary conspirator, from assassin to martyr to socialist icon and saint-- while colorfully evoking the drama of one of the world's most closely watched trials and a Russia where political celebrities held sway.

The Angel and the Sword

Author : Sigmund Brouwer
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In 1351, Raphael, a jester at the papal court in Avignon, France, is falsely accused of trying to kill the reigning Pope Clement VI and, with the help of his guardian angel, must decide whether to trust a beautiful English girl who may or may not be partof the assassination plot.

The Angel

Author : Guy Thorne
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The Angels of Cokeville

Author : John Ronner
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